[artinfo] 5. TIPP, Hungary (April 2007)

Beata Veszely veszelyb at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 15:32:47 CET 2007

Tihany International Postgraduate Program, Tihany, Hungary
Goldsmiths College, London - Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts



TIPP - Tihany International Postgraduate Program is an international
collaborative research initiative between the Visual Arts Department at
Goldsmiths College, London and the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts. The
program includes symposiums, intensive courses, conferences,
artist-in-residencies, exhibitions and other events as well as the
production of publications. Our aim is to create an international forum for
artists to explore the creative diversity of contemporary fine art practice
and the nature of the critical discourse, which surrounds it.

The courses also provide a chance to have access to the experience of the
teaching staff from both Goldsmiths and the Hungarian Academy in Budapest
and can serve as an introduction to postgraduate study at either
institution. The teaching techniques we use have been developed by
Goldsmiths College over the last 18 years and exemplify an approach that is
deeply critical, whilst also being irreverent and playful. The courses are
ideal for those who are considering returning to postgraduate education
after a break or those who wish to have an intensive period of reflection
and discussion around their current practice. In this sense the teaching is
centred around the participants' individual needs. Tutors and lecturers in
previous programmes were: Attila Csorgo
Beata Veszely, David Mabb, David Wilkinson, Hugh Mulholland, Janos Sugar,
Jeremy Millar
Kate Smith, Kisvarso, Miklos Erhardt, Saki Satom, Dr. Suhail Malik, Susan
Taylor, Szabolcs Kisspal, Orshi Drozdik, Akos Birkas and others.

The programs are mainly situated at the newly renovated premises of the
Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in Tihany, where participants have the
opportunity to experience art, theory and debate away from its usual urban
environment. In locating TIPP this way, a uniquely open atmosphere is
created. From experience we have found that the opportunity for more relaxed
social interaction between participants directly contributes to freer
expression and sharing of ideas and a more open forum for debate.

TIPP Academic Board of Curators
Professor Gerard Hemsworth, Director of Postgraduate Studies in Fine Art,
Goldsmiths College, University of London, Professor Brian Falconbridge,
Head, Sir John Cass Department of Arts, Media & Design, London Metropolitan
University, Professor Ádám Farkas, Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Beáta
Veszely, Director of TIPP


Course of Study
A course of study for a group of international artists, who have already
started to move in a specific direction within their work and who would like
to participate in a one-week intensive programme, which is offering the
opportunity to further develop their working practice. The course focuses on
helping artists to reach a heightened understanding of their work in a wider
artistic, cultural and theoretical context. Our aim is to encourage and
develop the production of new works, ideas and concepts through giving
access to a seminar and tutorial programme from an international field of
teaching staff drawn from Goldsmiths College, London, the Hungarian Academy
of Fine Arts, Budapest as well as invited internationally renowned artists
and curators.

- Seminars
- Tutorials
- Lectures
- Video Nights
- Excursion

After the fifth anniversary of the TIPP programme this year we are planning
to produce a publication which will contain participants' works and texts of
lectures, as well as would like to organise a major exhibition for past
students. These plans of TIPP are yet subject to funding.

Tihany is a very lively village during the summer holidays with first class
restaurants, bars and cafes all a short walk from TIPP's premises. Since the
mid sixties it has been a favourite holiday location for people from all
over Europe. It is a peninsula reaching out into Lake Balaton, the largest
fresh water lake in Central Europe. The landscape is volcanic in nature and
the main industries are forestry, viniculture and tourism. Tihany also
boasts a long and colourful history; it was the burial place of the
Hungarian royals in the middle ages and is the site of a beautiful baroque
church that belongs to the Benedictine order. The Hungarian Academy of Fine
Arts' premises where TIPP is based are the original agricultural buildings
of the monastery. The setting is unusually serene and forms part of a large
nature reserve that is home to many rare forms of plant and animal life. The
2000 m2 grounds of the facility accommodate an array of buildings set in
fields that roll down to the side of a small inland fishing lake, the Belsö
Tó. The premises of the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts at Tihany were fully
renovated in 1998. They offer accommodation for forty people during the
summer and twenty-five during the winter. Most of the rooms are double with
a few accommodating upto four people; all rooms have an on-suite bathroom
with shower. The complex also has a large refectory and kitchen where
communal meals may be shared. The facility boasts a huge medieval open barn
that acts as a studio and exhibition space during the summer. There are also
many other buildings that may be used as studios and exhibition spaces. The
facility also has wireless internet connection.
Address: 8237 Tihany, Major u. 63, Hungary

At least basic English is essential.
Please send with your application:
1. Signed and completed application form. Form can be downloaded from our
web-site, www.mke.hu
2. 10 images on a CD (Jpeg or TIFF format), titled and numbered each image.
3.     Statement. Brief description of previous work and working practice in
maximum 400 words on an A4 page typed in English. Please indicate why are
you applying for the course.
4.     S.A.E. (enclose only if you would like us to post your materials back
after selection).

Please send your application to Beata Veszely, TIPP Director to TIPP's
postal address.

Deadline: 31 March 2007

International students: total course fee is 80000 HUF (325 EUR).
The total course fee covers all costs and includes accommodation and one
dinner per day.
Participants will be expected to organise their own travel and are
responsible for their own insurance.

Beáta Veszely, TIPP Director, e-mail: veszelyb at gmail.com, tel: +36 30
TIPP postal address: 1124 Budapest, Tamasi Aron utca 34. Hungary

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